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Old 09-10-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Painting grille black

Ok I want to paint my grille insert black. Probably flat black. It's already a grey/silver type color, not chrome or anything. Wondering the best type of paint. Bumper paint so it has flex, trim paint, or specific plastic paint???
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:32 AM   #2
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I've used general Rustoleum paints for my paint jobs and have had good luck with it.

Another option is plastidip. It much tougher than paint and will not chip; I don't know how well it will coat the tighter areas of the mesh, however.
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I've used general Rustoleum paints for my paint jobs and have had good luck with it.

Another option is plastidip. It much tougher than paint and will not chip; I don't know how well it will coat the tighter areas of the mesh, however.
I've thought about plastidip as well. Hmmm.
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Rustoleum Paint for plastic

I used it for my front grill and it's awesome

here what I did

-Brake cleaner on the grill (to take off the dirt,bugs)
-Primer (2 coats)
-Paint (rustoleum titan silver 3 coats)
-Clearcoat
-Let it dry 24hours

and here the results



A week ago...



In june


After 3 months, no chips ;)
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Rustoleum Paint for plastic

I used it for my front grill and it's awesome

here what I did

-Brake cleaner on the grill (to take off the dirt,bugs)
-Primer (2 coats)
-Paint (rustoleum titan silver 3 coats)
-Clearcoat
-Let it dry 24hours

and here the results



A week ago...



In june


After 3 months, no chips ;)
I'm liking the Focus emblem. Where'd you get that?
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I think I'm going to try Krylon Fusion for Plastics that we carry at work. It says no sanding or priming needed. I still cleaned it and hit it with ad. promoter that I had in the garage already. We'll see how it turns out tonight.
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I'm liking the Focus emblem. Where'd you get that?
From TFB designs ! 27$ the set ! (Front, hatch and steering)
They are made with great quality vinyl !
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From TFB designs ! 27$ the set ! (Front, hatch and steering)
They are made with great quality vinyl !
Might have to do that sometime.
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Ok, did you mask off the chrome trim or did you remove the insert before painting? I just masked mine off which is painted, not chrome. Well I'm stupid and wasn't careful enough with the brake cleaner. So when I pulled the tape off, some of the paint is peeling. So I will need to repaint that which would be a lot easier if I can remove the grill insert which I've been having serious troubles with.
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krylon fusion is the best way to go for plastic paint, imo.
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